FAA: Two killed in midair collision in Virginia
December 31st, 2010
04:01 PM ET

FAA: Two killed in midair collision in Virginia

An airborne single-engine plane collided with a medical-evacuation helicopter at Virginia's Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport on Friday, killing two people, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

The incident involved a single-engine Cessna 172 and Eurocopter EC135 MedEvac helicopter, the FAA's Jim Peters said. The two who died were on the single-engine plane; the helicopter landed safely with no injuries aboard, the FAA said.

Read coverage from CNN affiliate WHSV.

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  1. Rocket Scientist


    January 1, 2011 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Rocket Scientist

    double boo

    January 1, 2011 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Cessna Flyer

    sure is a lot of folks on the low road!!

    January 1, 2011 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Real me

    Ok who's the retard that keeps reposting what I posted almost to the letter?

    January 1, 2011 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Cessna Flyer


    January 1, 2011 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Rocket Scientist

    none of this would have happened if muslims were flying. worlds best pilots.

    January 1, 2011 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Ed Bailey

    does anyone know if its illegal to make love to an amphibious creature, or is tkiuybvhere some loophole with frogs and such.

    January 1, 2011 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Ed Bailey

    Cnn has my name posted on some trash comment about frog love. It wasn't me.beware of what your doing if you have decency cnn.

    January 1, 2011 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Robert Scovill

    Something unrelated to this crash you should know about Cessna aircraft.

    Cessna undetectable water in the fuel tanks the pilot cannot positively detect during the preflight of the aircraft.
    Read NTSB Safety recommendation A-83-6
    Read FAA Safety Recomendations 91.283 and 91.284
    Read SAIB CE-10-40R1 about trying to prevent water from getting into the fuel tanks. Prevention is real good, but positive detection and elimination of it during the preflight is much better just in case prevention has failed. Sabotage comes to mind.
    Read WSJ Air and Water: FAA Tests Put Cloud Over Cessna's Revival Of Single-Engine Planes By Jerry Guidera April 30, 2001
    Why did Cessna stop single engine production in 1986?
    Why did NTSB close Safety Recommendation A-83-6 in 1986? Why did NTSB mark it as "CLOSED BUT UNACCEPTABLE"?
    Why has the NTSB ignored undetectable water in Cessna aircraft for well over two decades, allowing pilots and passengers to die?
    Why did Cessna come out with SEB92-25 in 1992? Was 1992 the same year Textron bought Cessna?
    Why was GARA passed in 1994 limiting Cessna liability for their aircraft?
    Why did Cessna then restart production of single engine aircraft in 1996?
    Why did Cessna new production aircraft come with thirteen sump drains?

    January 1, 2011 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cessna Flyer

      what do you care? It does not appear you fly.

      January 1, 2011 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Cessna Flyer

    the last "Cessna Flyer" post is a hi-jack, as I have been out of here!!!

    January 1, 2011 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Cessna Flyer

    no, I am an avid frog lover but it is very , very illegal. I did a 10 spot in chino during the 90s for it.

    January 1, 2011 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Ed Bailey

    meh... I'll take the chance. thanks, happy flying.

    January 1, 2011 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Cessna Bailey Ed Flyer

    Are we talking frogs or tadpoles? Cause if it's tadpoles then you are also a level 3 offender. Pervert

    January 2, 2011 at 12:32 am | Report abuse |
  14. erik

    I prefer goats.

    January 2, 2011 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
  15. Master of the Universe

    @ Cessna flyer re : the last “Cessna Flyer” post is a hi-jack, as I have been out of here!!!
    >Ok well where ever that was could you go back there & stay there? We took a vote and we like the replacement imitation you better. Much better. 😛

    January 2, 2011 at 2:17 am | Report abuse |
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